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On the road with… Phil Collins

The iconic drummer on visiting Graceland and why he loves German steak tartare when he’s on tour

The magical allure of Europe’s Christmas markets

Adam Jacot de Boinod, author of The Meaning of Tingo and former researcher for QI, investigates the unique appeal of Europe’s best Christmas markets

Six of the world’s best Pride celebrations

A riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn 45 years ago prompted a parade to raise awareness of LGBT rights. Since then, dozens of cities worldwide have adopted their own Pride date to celebrate love and lobby for equality. Lucy Thackray picks six of the finest

City guide: Where to eat, stay and play in Berlin

Planning a trip to the German capital? Travel writer Nick Curtis recommends the city’s best restaurants, attractions and hotels

eSports: The rise of competitive gaming

'eSports’ has catapulted the video gamer from darkened bedrooms to sold-out stadia, spawned reluctant superstars, and created a billion-dollar industry. Faris Mustafa enters the arena. Photography by Frank Bauer

Dave Cornthwaite: five adventures for under £500

Dave Cornthwaite quit his job to skateboard across Australia. Since then he has pedalled a tandem bicycle from Vancouver to Las Vegas, paddleboarded the Mississippi River and trekked across the Atacama Desert... all on a budget. Here he suggests five bold, brilliant breaks that anyone can do — and that won’t cost the earth

Six of the world’s best coffee capitals

A city may have awesome architecture, drool-worthy dinners and lovely locals, but what does that matter if you can’t get a good cup of joe? Executive director of Workshop Coffee Co., James Dickson, has travelled the world in pursuit of the perfect cup. Here he shares the places that really know their beans

12 of Europe’s most curious Christmas Markets

Think all Christmas Markets are the same? Think again. From touring Santa’s bedroom to mastering the principals of feng shui, there’s a whole world of al fresco festive retail out there. Issy D’Arcy Clark picks on for each day of Christmas

Festive fare: the enduring appeal of Christmas markets

Christmas markets offer a welcome break from the usual global consumerism, says Feargus O’Sullivan

Ten of the best wild swims

From secluded Icelandic pools to underground swimming holes in Mexico, Kate Rew, director of the Outdoor Swimming Society, picks her ultimate spots for wild swimming

Paul van Dyk’s ultimate guide to Berlin

The legendary Grammy Award-winning DJ shares his top tips for where to drink, dance and get off the beaten track in his hometown

Political bites: where the world’s leaders lunch

They might get ridiculed for their unusual public eating habits, but that’s not to say that the world’s presidents and prime ministers don’t have good taste. Lauren Steventon reveals where the most powerful people refuel between budget meetings and political summits

Germany: Hotel Am Steinplatz, Berlin

If you’re after stylish and slick rather than achingly hip, this is the boutique hotel for you. And it has all the ingredients for a celebratory weekend away, as Kate Chambers discovers

Germany: Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm

On-trend, reliable and luxurious, this German outpost of the Sofitel brand ticks all the right boxes. So please don’t be put off by the fact it’s part of a chain, says Sophy Grimshaw

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

On the road with… Flight Facilities’ Jimmy Lyell

One half of the Australian electronic outfit reveals his highlights of touring the world, from die-hard fans in Mexico to big nights out in Berlin

On the road with Idris Elba

When the actor and self-confessed petrolhead took a 72-hour road trip, Craig McLean went along for the ride — from F1 racing in Belgium to a DJ set in Berlin

The best place in the world to...

...meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

20 of the world's coolest shops

If Fashion Week wasn't enough to satisfy your couture cravings, Harriet Walker sources the best burgeoning boutiques and full-on empires

14 innovative city design features

What will the super-efficient city of the future look like? Ianthe Butt tracks down some of the world's best urban developments so far

Berlin: Q! Hotel

Berlin's Q! Hotel is full of interesting design features and modern touches (plus that all-important bed-bath combination), says Zane Henry

Germany's most innovative restaurants

Germany's food scene has doubled its Michelin stars and is now second only to France and Japan for restaurants with three stars. Lucy Thackray dines out in style

Liberty London Girl’s Perfect Day in Berlin

12 hours, 686 tweets, 12 locations, 1 chocolate plane... Sasha Wilkins, aka Liberty London Girl, takes a trip to Berlin, picking up tips from some of her and BA's 1,885,524* Twitter and Facebook followers along the way

Twitter's guide to Berlin: culture

Berlin has a thriving art scene, with many of its curious industrial spaces dedicated to permanent and pop up galleries. There are also numerous more traditional galleries and museums, not to mention its prolific street art. Twitter had lots to say on the subject

Twitter’s guide to Berlin: shopping

While not as well known for shopping as its continental cousins Paris and Milan, Berlin has the perfect balance of high street names, titanic department stores and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Twitter had a few suggestions when we spent a Perfect Day in the city

Twitter’s guide to Berlin: best restaurants, bars and cafes

With independent cafés, traditional schnitzel and currywurst joints and tons of cool, hidden bars and restaurants, Berlin's food scene is one of the best in Europe. It was by far and away the most tweeted theme when British Airways asked its followers for tips

Twitter's guide to Berlin: sightseeing

There's much to see in Berlin, from the traditional to the super-modern, but its historical landmarks were high on Twitter's list when British Airways spent a Perfect Day in the city

Twitter's guide to a Perfect Day in Berlin

When British Airways flew blogger Sasha Wilkins (aka Liberty London Girl) to Berlin on a sunny October day, there was nothing on the itinerary. Luckily, Twitter was on hand to help. Here are some of our followers' best tips

Berlin's Christmas markets

Paul Sullivan of Slow Travel Berlin shares the best festive spots in Berlin for a Perfect Day wandering the city's Christmas markets

Berlin: The Waldorf Astoria

With its impeccable service and luxuries aplenty, the Waldorf Astoria may not be in one of Berlin's most happening areas, but if you can afford it you'll love it, says Faris Mustafa

Bye bye to the Berlin Wall?

The Berlin Wall is once again a source of contention as the last remaining section is threatened with demolition

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

10 of the world's slowest cities

With a more laid back workforce and flexibility on what 'late' means (we're looking at you, Dubai), these cities move at a calmer pace

Weekend break: Berlin

Desperate to discover Berlin's 
latest hot spots? Enlist the 
expertise of on-the-pulse 
insiders, says Ianthe Butt

The curious guide to Europe

You're thirsty for discovery. You're keen to immerse yourself in someone else's world for a while. You are the curious traveller. Francesca Syz discovers Europe's most curious island, city and restaurants

City secrets: Berlin

Insider tips from the people who really know - the locals. Compiled by Gayle Tufts